Parityagasena, aka: Parityāgasena; 1 Definition(s)

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Parityāgasena (परित्यागसेन) is the name of an ancient king from Irāvatī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 42. Accordingly, “in it [Alakā] there dwelt a king named Parityāgasena. And he had two beloved queens, whom he valued as his life. One was the daughter of his own minister, and her name was Adhikasaṅgamā; and the other was of royal race, and was called Kāvyālaṅkārā. And with those two the king propitiated Durgā to obtain a son, and performed penance without food, sleeping on darbha grass”.

The story of Parityāgasena was narrated by Gomukha to Naravāhanahatta in order to demonstrate that “the great must endure great pains and gain great glory, but others have little pain and little glory”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Parityāgasena, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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